Thanks for that. It would be nice for me to be able to make it through this narrows but I haven't yet had a chance to seriously consider it. I've looked at the charts a few times though, and I think I'd be very hesitant to attempt it with my boat which has slightly less draft than yours.
I think when I get around to visit the Chester, I'll go the long way round.
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36